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Medina of Essaouira

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Address: | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons....

Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.

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$119.18*
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Private Tour: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
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$32.50*
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Small-Group Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech
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$162.52*
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Essaouira Highlights: Day Tour from Marrakech

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Beautiful!

A really beautiful and quiet medina with some very different items in the shops. An early morning walk through the medina gives lots of photo opportunities. One of the most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really beautiful and quiet medina with some very different items in the shops. An early morning walk through the medina gives lots of photo opportunities. One of the most beautiful we visited in Morocco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not what we expected we came here thinking it will be like Marrakesh but was the opposite totally chilled out and relaxed no trouble no shouting everyone was so chilled out and laid back it was refreshing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favourite medina in Morocco. Its compact and easy to navigate and has all of the ingredients of a bigger medina. This is topped off by sea breezes, seagulls and sea walls. Love the fact there are no motorbikes and cars trying to push their way through like Marrakech or lots of donkeys like Fes. Its a more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been regular visitors to Marrakech for the past few years now and spend on average 7 days there at a time. We always feel like we can visit new places and explore new and unique shops. This is our first visit to Essaouira and we've spent 3 nights / 4 full days here. It's a great peaceful medina... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was perfectly located, right across the beach and a 5 minute walk to the medina. The hotel itself had a lovely bar, facilities and most of the staff were very friendly and helpful. We only had breakfast once (over a week long stay) at the hotel which had a nice selection but opted for meals at the medina... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering in its little streets is great fun and stopping for a delicious mint tea and its delicious cookies an absolute must. You'll have a great laugh seeing what they sell as far as spices even for your sex life!(See photo).There is an excellent book shop too kept by a specialists of old french books if you read French.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the Medina far less hectic compared to Marrakech. We were pestered to buy, being pulled by the arm in Marrakech. This Medina has a wide variety of goods. We found different leather good and ulcer rings here. We also did our last minute shopping and found the prices of pottery item far cheaper here. It's always worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to the medina in Fez, this is much smaller and perfect if you are in Morocco for the first time. You'll have access to the nearby beach although I wouldn't swim on it. From there, you can ride a camel, rent a 4x4, go kite surfing or play soccer with the locals. Before you arrive, do some research on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend to take a guide with you on your firt tour to avoid missing anything interesting before exploring on your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting . Great bazars, nice walk, no cars or motorbikes,lots of restaurants and coffees. Not as crowded as Maraccesh Medina.

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